This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel - Book Review
What would you do if your child told you that he or she wanted to live as a she or he?
This Is How It Always Is explores this journey through the eyes of two parents wanting to do the right thing by their child. It’s such a delicate topic which Laurie Frankel addresses with empathy, warmth and compassion.
Every parent should read this.
Synopsis from Hachette Australia: This is how a family keeps a secret…and how that secret ends up keeping them.
This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated.
This is how children change…and then change the world.
This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess. When he grows up, Claude says he wants to be a girl.
Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They’re just not sure they’re ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes.